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by peterbayliss
24 Jul 2014, 9:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reasonable quality cone spanner ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1817

Re: Reasonable quality cone spanner ?

I have got a set of Park tool cone spanners from Wiggle, http://www.ctcshop.org.uk/park-tools-do ... ne-wrench/ with the current discount they are less expensive they many of the alternatives.
by peterbayliss
16 Jul 2014, 9:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why heavy objects freewheel faster?
Replies: 50
Views: 4128

Re: Why heavy objects freewheel faster?

I think the answer is already in this thread but there is also some confusion. I found this websites explanation useful http://www.sportsci.org/jour/9804/dps.html#downhill. You have to look at the earlier section for definition of the terms.
by peterbayliss
13 Jul 2014, 5:17pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: A sunday in hell
Replies: 6
Views: 3036

Re: A sunday in hell

It can be seen on BBC iplayer for the next four days as well.
by peterbayliss
14 Jun 2014, 11:36am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: MSR fuel bottle
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: MSR fuel bottle

It is fine to leave the pump in the fuel bottle. Can I leave my fuel pump in the bottle? Yes, there is no problem with leaving the pump in the bottle. However, we recommend that the pressure is released when not in use. Do this by slowly unscrewing the pump, away from open flames, while holding the ...
by peterbayliss
9 Jun 2014, 6:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stuck Carbon Fibre post in Aluminium Frame
Replies: 10
Views: 2843

Re: Stuck Carbon Fibre post in Aluminium Frame

Are CF seatposts particularly prone to getting stuck?? I think seatpost getting stuck is just a problem in general, in theory CF should get stuck less as they don't corrode. Aluminium seat posts are good at getting stuck in steel frames if they are not occasionally removed and greased as both metal...
by peterbayliss
9 Jun 2014, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stuck Carbon Fibre post in Aluminium Frame
Replies: 10
Views: 2843

Re: Stuck Carbon Fibre post in Aluminium Frame

Recently I got a carbon fibre seat post stuck in a steel frame, first I tried spraying GT85 (any penetrating oil will do) in to the seat tube via the bottle cage bosses and around the top and then sat the frame upside down. This did not work so after a few days of trying, I boiled a kettle of water ...
by peterbayliss
28 Apr 2014, 9:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Speed/cadence/heart rate/GPS/Power ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2507

Re: Speed/cadence/heart rate/GPS/Power ?

You can get a Bryton Rider 40 T which provides speed, cadence, heart rate and GPS in on package for £130. I will also work with power meters but any power meter is going to cost a lot more than the computer.

I have not used the Rider 40 but I have a Bryton Rider 30 T and I really like it.
by peterbayliss
16 Sep 2013, 10:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing Hollowtech II Bearings
Replies: 52
Views: 10521

Re: Replacing Hollowtech II Bearings

I found this company which sell replacement seals and bearing for Hollowtech II bottom brakects. http://www.enduroforkseals.com/id227.html they claim to improve the sealing. I haven't used them and they are USA based but it looks interesting.
by peterbayliss
15 Sep 2013, 7:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: converting triple to alpine double - issues
Replies: 14
Views: 3216

Re: converting triple to alpine double - issues

Would a cyclocross double chainset such Shimano CX50 be of help? It is 46/36 with a 110 BCD so I think the smallest inner ring you could fit would be 34.
by peterbayliss
12 Sep 2013, 6:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Boy In The Bubble; Obree's Beastie Fairing
Replies: 69
Views: 7778

Re: Boy In The Bubble; Obree's Beastie Fairing

Another update from the Daily Record who have a journalist out there: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/other-sports/cycling/graeme-obree-admits-world-speed-2268180 The headline is a bit dramatic it, reads more liking toppling over, which is unavoidable in most of these vehicles if no one is there ...
by peterbayliss
11 Sep 2013, 4:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: mudguards for raleigh753 ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2046

Re: mudguards for raleigh753 ?

For extra paint protection you can get plastic coated P-Clips such as sold by SJS or can be found on ebay etc.
As Brucey says tape on the frame will also offer protection.
by peterbayliss
9 Sep 2013, 8:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Double brakes. How daft?
Replies: 50
Views: 6074

Re: Double brakes. How daft?

Could you also use a Gyro Cable to pull two brakes with one lever?
by peterbayliss
9 Sep 2013, 12:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Double brakes. How daft?
Replies: 50
Views: 6074

Re: Double brakes. How daft?

If you want to pull two brakes with one lever the Jtek DoubleControl S enables this, the jtek site. I have not used one but they have positive reviews.
by peterbayliss
8 Sep 2013, 4:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Interesting new GPS
Replies: 42
Views: 8261

Re: Interesting new GPS

I have a Bryton Rider 35, which I really like, I don't use it to navigate but to record where I have been and how fast etc. From this model you can save data from the device directly to your computer in BDX, GPX, PWX or TCX file formats. They frequently update the Bryton sport website and although i...